1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 31, 2013 3:56 PM by BDAqua
callipygia600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Macbook OS 10.5.8, Safari 5.0.6, all uptodated as can be.  I replaced our old Lynksys WiFi router yesterday with a new Lynksys E1200.  Installed the router from my Macbook, then on my husband's Macbook (OS 10.6.8, Safari 5.1.9) which for reasons you will learn I now am using.  WiFi is working fine for spouse's Macbook, both iPhones and iPads.  However, on my Macbook (10.5.8) Safari cannot display certain websites (google, bing, yahoo, National Hurrican Center) - even thought they are pinging OK. It can load other websites (the bank, amazon, for example) no problem.  Spent an hour with technician at Juneau Electronics (Apple dealer) yesterday checking all settings and we cannot figure it out.  I then restored Safari from Time Machine.  Same spinning ball on the browser tab.  Then restored old versions of Opera and Firefox which I deleted a couple of years back.  They have the same spinning ball problem. Leads me to believe it is something in the OS. I am at a complete loss.  No other browsers work with OS 10.5.8, and now Safari doesn't.  Even though my Macbook is old, I keep it clean and healthy and have a fair amount of expensive software on it.  I do not want to have to replace it all because of this stupid problem with Safari.  Help!!!

  • 1. Re: Safari can find some pages but not google
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hello,

     

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    10.5, 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8…

     

    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.

     

     

    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x instructions...

     

    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.

     

    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.

     

    If using Wifi/Airport...

     

    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.

     

    For 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Or Google's own...

     

    8.8.8.8

    8.8.4.4

     

    (There may be better or faster DNS numbers in your area, but these should be a good test).

    Click OK.